Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I'm baaaaaaack!!!!!!

Oh hey!!! It's me!!! I'm baaaaaack!!!!

I never thought that blog writing would become a chore to me, but just as soon as I felt the sense of dread when writing, I knew it was time for a break. When I started blogging, it was a creative outlet for me. After writing for over a year, it felt like an obligation, and less fun. Hence the break.

I can't promise that I'll be as diligent and consistent as I once was, but I do promise to get back into blogging a bit. Thank you SO much to those of you who texted, commented, or sent messages to me during this break. Some of you, complete strangers who reached out to let me know that you were missing my blog. Way to make a girl feel special. I really appreciate you! XO

I know I've got a whole lot of catching up to do, but for now, I'm going to begin with my #40bagsin40days challenge. Today marks the beginning of Lent, which means the beginning of my decluttering mission. Keeping my house clean is one thing, but keeping the clutter to a minimum is a whole nother beast! I plan to tackle it ALL and enter spring feeling refreshed!! The only spring cleaning we'll be doing around here is to our outside areas (hopefully!!!).

If you haven't heard of the 40 bags in 40 days challenge, click here to get more information and the printable you'll need to follow along! Let me know in the comment section if you plan to participate, so I can cheer you on, and get some moral support! ;-)

Wish me I'm starting with our kitchen desk. This can be a catch all area and just as quickly as we clean it off, paper clutter seems to magically appear. If you have any good ideas for paper organization, please let me know!! I'm all ears!

Here's to 40 days, a new blog, and a refreshed outlook on life!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

What's up Wednesday?!

Happy hump day! We're halfway through the week, our MOPS group kicks off tonight (say a prayer for me, please...this is my first year as the coordinator), and the weather is glorious. What can be better than that?! I'm linking up with some of my favorite bloggers (Shay, Shaeffer and Mel) for a little, "What's Up Wednesday?!"

Thursday, September 17, 2015

FIVE on Friday!

Hello, Friday. You are my favorite! Especially today.
It's the last day of the first full week of school, and I've got to be honest, I'm beat. My voice is practically gone because it's so tired from overuse, and I haven't been sleeping well at night. The first few weeks of school are like a blur to me....and then I settle into a routine and all is well again.
But, it's Friday! I'll fight through the exhaustion for a smile. And am looking forward to some great football tonight!
With that said, here are some of my favorites from the week.
Bolthouse Farms dressing. If you haven't tried it, you need to! I started buying it after I learned that it was approved for the 21-day fix. And then I was hooked! I used to have 34789325 coffee creamers in my fridge, and now I have these. My favorites are classic ranch, avocado cilantro, and blue cheese. But, there are so many more than that. Most grocery stores carry them in the refrigerated section, right by the bagged salads. Try them! You're welcome.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Show & Tell Tuesday

I'm linking up with one of my favorite bloggers, Andrea, to share my Show & Tell Tuesday post. Today's 5 people you'd want to invite to a dinner party.
This was REALLY hard for me because there are so many people I'd love to have at a dinner party. I want fun, intriguing, inspiring, uplifting and down to earth people there.
1. Kelly Ripa

The obvious choice, for me, is Kelly Ripa. She's my celebrity crush and has been since she started on Regis and Kelly many, many years ago. She's fun, funny and I think she'd be so easy to chat with! Seriously, I think we'd be friends! Even though I never watch TV at 9am, I DVR her show and have for 5+ years. Often, I only watch little clips from the beginning of the show, but she's my favorite person on TV so she'd get the first invite.